The foliage is beautiful, but the garden is getting sleepy, very sleepy. We’ve had temps in the 20’s at night with snow flurries a little north of here. Killington ski area in Vermont is open with man-made snow. It’s getting close, really close to winter up here, friends.
Last week I did get the two small beds planted where we took out two raised bed planters. I put in pink Knockout roses, Sedum Sebaldii and Autumn Joy, Geranium sanguine, Coreopsis Red Satin, Raspberry Truffle Coneflowers, Silver Mound, Carnival Candy Apple Heuchera, and Catmint – I don’t plan to weed that area. 🙂
I mulched everything, but this time of year, I also get a lot of pine needle mulch deposited by Mother Nature. Now, I wait for 2016 to see what survives the winter and how my stock tank veggie gardens work.
I also wrapped six blueberry bushes in burlap because my neighbor is planning to feed the deer again this winter. I tried convincing her not to, but I wasn’t successful. So, burlap and row cover, Milorganite, and Nite Guard will be my plan of defense.
Saturday I picked up my king sized quilt from the long arm quilter. It was the easiest check I ever wrote, and I don’t think I lost the smile on my face for 24 hours.
Sunday I went to the local guild quilt show and was again amazed at the artistry both in the tops and the long arm quilting.
I just finished two doll quilts and two mug rugs, a couple of items for Halloween for my granddaughter, and then I need to get to work on the binding for the king sized quilt. Once I get the binding pieces sewn together, do you have any guesses how long it will take me to machine sew the front and then hand stitch the back with about 425″ of binding? 🙂
So, what’s keeping you busy this third week in October?